Monday, March 31, 2014

Find it on Fontana

Homes on corner lots may have an address on one street, but have their art facing the second street. That's what I found last May 20 as I was riding up Fontana Street: The home officially at 302 E. Delano had a gorgeous garage and eclectic fence art along the wall that faced Fontana.

Friday, March 28, 2014

No respect for Primavera

When I drove by on May 11th, I didn't remember seeing these murals before at Primavera Preschool & Daycare. Nice and fresh, I thought...
Except the mural in back...

Taggers... sigh.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Maybe a mural, part 57: 4145 East Burns Street

Artistically-decorated homes often have more than one kind of art, as did this home. It has a mosaic-covered mailbox (which you can see by clicking there to view today's post on the Tucson Mailbox Art blog). And the front of the home is far from a full-blown mural, but it's artistically decorated:

I rolled through the neighborhood on May 26, 2013.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring 2013 at City High School

On May 4, I snapped a new Ben's Bells-style “be kind” mural outside the entrance to City High School:

Friday, March 21, 2014

Miles ELC: Murals being made, part 23

The evening of last May 4th, I was driving along Broadway and spotted a new mural on the west side of Miles Exploratory Learning Center, next to the parking lot. When I pulled up closer, I saw that it wasn't finished:

(That's a bit of sunset light on the top corners.)

If I weren't out of town now, I'd drive by and find what I hope is the finished mural. If you're in the area and could send me an up-to-date photo, I'll post it with thanks!

UPDATE (December 28, 2018): There's been a newer mural here for some while — since mid-2018, at least. It's in today's blog entry Miles ELC revisited (too late!).

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Joe Pagac makes a human mural at The Arts Speak

One of Tucson's best-known mural painters will be among 40+ artists tonight at The Tucson Museum of Art. Yesterday I read in a news blurb from the Museum that “Muralist Joe Pagac will be painting a human mural (actually painting on people!).”

There's much more happening. Here are the event details.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Amazing art at Ancient Art

Dennis Dwyer's Ancient Art Tattoo has been in Tucson since 1976, but their mural is new:
The artists were Emmanuel Aqirre, Xaviar Morales, Adrian Encines, Johnathan Black, and Daryl Hardy.

Thanks to Stephanie Myers for sending the photo!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Rialto revisited

After a time when it looked like Joe Pagac wouldn't be painting more concert murals on the northeast corner of the Rialto theatre, he seems to be back at it. (There's some background near the top of our January 1 page New on Toole in 2013 (and Happy 2014!).) When I rolled by on March 8th, I found two new murals for March:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lost cactus near Lerua's

Thinking of green corn tamales? You might be thinking of Lerua's Restaurant. Thinking of cactus murals? Unless you were poking around Lerua's last April 30 (2013) — as one mural-hunting bicyclist was — you might not have seen these murals that are (maybe still) just east of the restaurant, on an abandoned section of building:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Desert scene on Calle de Madrid

Last April 25 (2013), I spent quite a bit of time in the art-filled neighborhood that includes this mural:

It's on the wall in front of the home at 250 S. Calle de Madrid (on the corner of Whittier).

Friday, March 07, 2014

Maybe a mural, part 56: Welcome to Brichta Neighborhood

A sign on a stone qualifies as “flat art,” but is it a mural?? That's the question I leave for you, dear viewer, as you look at works like this one I photographed on April 22, 2013:

The sign is on the northwest corner of Brichta & Silverbell.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Maybe a mural, part 55: Jacinto Park

OK, so I'm really stretching our (already lenient) definition of “mural” this time: a mural shaped like a sea serpent? Well, I didn't feel that this work could quite slither into the Public Art category of so, why not call it a mural? Brilliant, ¿nó?

Whatever you think, I need to tell you that I took the photo on April 22, 2013.

Monday, March 03, 2014

¡One big chicken!

Check the size of this bird compared to the arch and the cactus. Maybe they should call this restaurant Pollo Gigante instead of Taco Giro?

(For some fun, have a look at this image search of Google México for pollo gigante.)

I spotted the mural on April 12, 2013.